Furrylittlegnome has hemmed and hawed for the past few days whether or not to blog about her favorite chicken sandwich. It comes from a family owned business that is currently embroiled in controversy, and that place is Chick-fil-A.
Opened in 1967 near Atlanta, Georgia by Mr. Truett Cathy, Chick-fil-A has over 1,600 locations throughout the United States. Gnome has to admit, she is not happy with its list of current locations. There are no Chick-fil-As in Vermont and only two in Massachusetts. The famous chicken sandwiches can be found in mall food courts, at airports and as stand alone restaurants. While the company is trying to expand into Boston, there is now opposition by city officials due to recent events.
Furrylittlegnome goes to great lengths for these tasty chicken sandwiches which, for the record, she prefers without the pickle. Gnome asks a dear friend to ask her parents in Texas to bring a few on the plane with them when they come to visit. When gnome is traveling, she purposely tries to fly into an airport that has Chick-fil-A. In case you are wondering, the airports in Boston, New York, Washington, Charleston and Chicago do not have Chick-fil-A restaurants.
With a mission statement that reads, “Be America’s Best Quick-Service Restaurant,” Chick-fil-A boasts itself as a “pro-family” company which is somewhat evident as all of their restaurants are closed on Sundays so employees can spend time with “family and friends, and worship if they choose to do so”.
Whether one believes Chick-fil-A is in the wrong or exercising its right to free speech, furrylittlegnome hopes her chicken sandwich does not suffer!